We are finally joining Taryn of ‘Wooly Moss Roots‘ for Gratitude Sunday! (See her latest Gratitude Sunday post Here!) I’ve been meaning to do so, for so long. It’s a bit odd that the inspiration to actually make it happen strikes me just now, while I am freshing adapting to the passing of my beloved father. Now, as I am nursing a broken foot after falling down the steps in my new home. 3 weeks into hobbling around the house one foot after my highly energetic 1 year old, doing my housekeeping at the rate of slow moving sloth on wheels, fantasizing about finding a few moments in which to dive into my work and really give Sweet Skins that piece of my heart that it owns & deserves. It’s easy to feel sorry for myself right now, but somehow it’s equally easy to find gratitude for all that IS.
I am so grateful for the Abraham Hicks material that has so strengthened my outlook on life. And most recently, has helped me to understanding death in a way that not only allows me to find joy remembering moments with my sweet papa when he was alive. But also to really feel his presence now that he has passed over, and even to enjoy my very own special moments of connecting with him. I am a lucky girl!
I am truly thankful for the healing powers of my body! On Martin Luther King’s birthday I posted his famous quote: “faith is taking the first step when you cannot see the rest of the staircase”. The following morning I took a dive down the staircase and fractures 3 bones in my foot..? This too may sound a little bit odd, but my foot and I have since cultivated a special bond. I kid you not, the foot tells me what it needs and I do it. Cold pack, hot epsom soak, comfrey poultice, extra calcium, vit C, massage, so on and so forth everyday.. whatever the foot wants, the foot gets! And every day it shows me clear signs of healing. That is proof that my mind-body-heart connect is doing something right. I am blessed!
I am grateful for the man in my life, and the way he has stepped up to make it possible for me to have the space and time to go through this sometimes slow and tedious process of self healing. I honestly didn’t know he had it in him. I knew I could take damn good care of him in a crisis (done plenty of that..). But now I know, that he can and will do the same. I can put down one more piece of armor, now knowing I am safe in his care. I am loved!
I am full of gratitude for this epic version of life that God granted me, in the form of my mighty toddler Ramsess. strong, agile, wild, passionate, sweet and outstanding brilliantly! He is a force to be reckoned with. Never a dull moment and not an ounce of sympathy for someone who thinks they can sit on the couch with their foot up all day. I give thanks for his lust for life, and that one day he will be a grown man on my side. I am honored!
I am so thankful for this amazing house, with the staircase that throw me down in the wee hours of the morning. This house that will be just perfect as soon as we get our beds up off the floor and some furniture. As soon as Spring time rolls and we can gather all the children, and the friends together for summer time BBQ and wiffle ball in the back yard. Ok, maybe I’m not exactly in the moment here, being grateful for Spring time coming.. (like that’s original), but whatever.. gratitude is gratitude. And I am full of it <3